El Greco Sangria

Well boys and girls the summer has officially started, so grab your spot on the beach while you can!  I nearly bought a sunbed the other day but I didn’t want to curse it.

So you want something cool, tasty and slightly alcoholic to sip while you lap up the rays?  Step into my bar.

Sangria is a Spanish beverage that goes back a hundred years and them some.  It is popular with a light lunch using what alcohol is available.  My version is a little different, as I use a sweet Greek red wine instead of the usual Rioja.  The fruity flavour mixes well with various ingredients.

You need:

One bottle of Mavrodaphne Greek red wine

One large carton of orange juice

Various white spirits (dry sherry, rum, gin or vodka) 100ml

50ml of Metaxa Greek Brandy for fuller flavour

Soft fruit such as strawberries, blackberries, raspberries. cherries, orange, lemon.

Take one large bowl, add all the ingredients, cover and place in a refrigerator overnight.  Once all the flavours have infused overnight you can serve it in a punch bowl with attendant cups for people to help themselves.

That is really all there is to it.  Feel free to add or subtract ingredients as you will.  Enjoy!

Yammas as the Greeks would say.

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2 Responses to El Greco Sangria

  1. Daniel L. says:

    I guess it is refreshing drink. I have tried drinking a punch mixed with Sangria before but it was a little bit bitter. Maybe I should try adding more orange juice to make it sweeter. Thanks for suggesting to use Greek wine instead of the usual option.
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